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From 1912 to 1920, Neihardt worked as literary editor for the Minneapolis  Journal.  In 1917, the  University of Nebraska awarded him an honorary doctorate in literature and, in 1921, he was  appointed Poet Laureate of Nebraska. In 1923, he was given a nonteaching chair at the University of  Nebraska. During these years he also began to conduct speaking tours, which were enthusiastically  received and financially profitable. He published  The Song of the Indian Wars  in 1925 and his  Collected Poems  in 1926, for which many people expected him to win the 1927 Pulitzer Prize. The  Pulitzer, however, was not awarded to him. Perhaps disillusioned as a result, he stopped writing for  six years. During that time, he worked as literary editor for the St. Louis  Post-Dispatch,  where he  continued until 1930. He received an honorary doctorate from Creighton University in Omaha in  1929. The recognition that Neihardt received and did not receive during these years speaks to the 
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